James Woods is basically the king of Twitter right now.
Every time anyone runs their mouth about something stupid… there he is. With the PERFECT comeback.
Apparently some people think this could translate into some pretty serious political skills… and at a time when we have President Trump and Democratic Contender Oprah… they might just be right.
A petition has been launched urging Mr. Woods to run as governor of California.
According to the Washington Times:
“James Woods, governor of California? Why not? The Golden State has a long history of electing leaders from the deep end of thespian pool. From Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Californian voters actually seem to enjoy casting ballots for Republican actors,” reads a petition launched Tuesday, which indeed is calling upon the politically attuned and aggressive Mr. Woods to throw his hat in the ring.
“An effort to shake up the California governor’s race by placing James Woods on the ballot is gathering steam. The online signature-gathering effort intends to assist fed-up Californians in taking a stand against one-party rule and the increasing likelihood that two Democrats will appear on November’s gubernatorial ballot amid a Republican shutout,” says talk radio host and conservative activist Melanie Morgan, a Marin County resident who is coordinating the effort to recruit Mr. Woods.
She is particularly adamant that Gavin Newsom, currently lieutenant governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, get some competition when election time arrives.
“Californians deserve a choice in this year’s crucial election and it’s a mistake to allow Gavin Newsom to cakewalk right into the governorship without a fight,” Ms. Morgan says.
Mr. Woods, who staunchly supports President Trump, might prove a formidable foe. He has over 1 million Twitter followers, and his opinions are well-calibrated, timely, frequent and provocative. The competition, however, has attracted attention for other reasons. HBO host Bill Maher has proposed Mr. Newsom as a 2020 presidential candidate, a notion that such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, GQ and The Hill already have broached. Ms. Morgan is tracking the developments and other political matters here
My guess? It would be cool to see… but it’s not gonna happen.
For one, a “petition” to get someone to run is in no way proof of them running – I doubt he would even WANT to.
Additionally…while there ARE conservatives in California, I just don’t see anyone who’s been such an open and staunch Trump supporter winning the mostly liberal state.
But if he DID win… well…. his political tweets might dethrone Trump’s as “most entertaining.”
What do you think? Would YOU vote for him?